Bill No.: HB0011 Drafter: LGC

 

LSO No.: 09LSO-0103 Effective Date: 7/1/2009

 

Enrolled Act No.: HEA0086

 

Chapter No.: 148

 

Prime Sponsor: Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Interim Committee

 

Catch Title: Dogs chasing wildlife.

 

Subject: Prohibits allowing a dog to injure or threaten big game.

 

 

 

Summary/Major Elements:

 

         The act makes it unlawful for a person to recklessly allow or direct a dog which he owns or is under his control to injure or threaten a big game animal whether or not the big game animal is actually injured by the dog.

 

         The act does not apply to dogs attempting to protect livestock or other property.

 

         Violation of the act is punishable as a low misdemeanor.